It’s weird to be writing personally but here it goes: This is Reflections, an opportunity for me to write about whatever’s on my mind delivered straight to your inbox, on Tumblr (finally found a use for it lmao), and on andrewokwuosah.com every weekday evening.
Practically, this is an opportunity for me to build an email list that I can use to achieve world domination a way to promote myself without needing to rely on social media if something were to happen to my presence on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and the like. Even if you do end up reading these posts on Tumblr or .com on a daily basis, I implore you to subscribe to receive this in your inbox since I’ll be posting secret links only in the email version of this newsletter like early access to content, discount codes, and other surprises that you’ll just have to be subscribed to find out about.
Personally though, this is an opportunity to rejuvenate the habit I once had of writing on a consistent basis in a non-academic context. Sometimes this newsletter will pertain to current events but the goal is that these newsletters are something that you can read today or a year from now and still draw something from it whether it’s a story, an analysis or something, or just me ranting about something. The goal is for this to feel like my diary because well it pretty much is. Aside from my bullet journal where I plan out my daily tasks and plan out specific products, this is the place to go for my thoughts in a format that’s longer than a tweet. I’ll also be closing these newsletters with recommendations on things to watch, listen to, do, or check out around the Internet.
Speaking of personality though, I should probably introduce myself if you’re somehow stumbling onto this without knowing who I am. I’m Andrew Okwuosah, a sophomore at Georgia State University studying journalism based in Atlanta. In my spare time, I consume and create a ton of content from the mixes on Andijack Music to photos and videos around the Interwebs. Did I mention that I tweet… a lot. Like more than President Trump.
Thanks for reading this far, and I hope to see ya tomorrow. Feel free to reply to this email, leave a comment, or tweet at me if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or topics you want me to reflect on in a future newsletter.
Now that we’ve acquainted ourselves, let me recommend some stuff to you:
Watch this: An extremely poignant short film on America’s gun epidemic from Mollywood Films that should make you teary eyed. It sure did for me.
A second watch recommendation: I saw Frozen last night for the first time (I know, I know) and I loved it! It’s a gorgeous Disney movie and the message of love thawing all is one that definitely resonates during the holiday season. (I’m actually sitting inside a screening of Frozen 2 as I’m publishing this thanks to the magic of scheduled content. I’ll have thoughts tomorrow for you.) Stream it now on Disney+.
SECRET LINK: Early access to episode 2 of Probe, spotlighting That Andy Guy’s Legacy Collection Volume 1… link gets shared to the general public at Noon ET/9am PT
Listen to this: Daniel Kim’s back with his signature Pop Danthology mashup… this time, distilling the decade’s biggest hits in just over 5 minutes with an awesome lip sync to boot.
Quotable via Kara Cutruzzula’s fantastic Brass Ring Daily newsletter:
“The least successful people I know run in conflicting directions, drawn to distractions, say yes to almost everything and are chained to emotional obstacles. The most successful people I know have a narrow focus, protect against time-wasters, say no to almost everything and have let go of old limiting beliefs.”
- Derek Sivers